Command not found go — on Mac after installing Go

Issue

I want to use Go, but I’m having trouble running the go command. I installed go1.5.2 darwin/amd64, but when I run the command go version, I get an error in the terminal zsh: command not found: go. I added the path export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin to the bash profile, but I still get the error (I restarted the terminal btw). I uninstalled and reinstalled, but no luck. Can anybody help me troubleshoot this? I’m not sure if there was an error in the installation, but it downloaded ok. I may have to download an older version of go if this doesn’t workout.

Solution

Like bjhaid mentioned in the comments above:

This is happening because you must add your PATH to your ~/.zshrc file.

in the ~/.zshrc you should add the line:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin

you should then source you .zshrc file:

. ~/.zshrc

Answered By – Caleb Adams

Answer Checked By – Mary Flores (GoLangFix Volunteer)

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